Letter: Pleased with permit extension

We were pleased to see that the Provincial Government has extended the Environmental Assessment Permit for the Prosperity mine.

Editor:

We were pleased to see that the Provincial Government has extended the Environmental Assessment Permit for the Proposed Prosperity mine near Fish Lake.

This level of government recognizes that this project has some risks, but also has big benefits, as well.

It would be a bonus to all of the people of the Cariboo-Chilcotin if this project were to proceed.

Mining is a risky business, as the Mount Polley situation has shown, but a lack of employment opportunities is not the way to reduce risk.

We will learn to have better practices, reduce risk and enjoy the benefits of revenues that can result from this and other mining projects

Bill Carruthers

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